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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent article published in the British Journal of Nutrition examined how blood magnesium levels correlate with blood lipids in obese and diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetes and obesity are two chronic diseases that are increasingly prevalent around the world. Both of these diseases have a hormonal component,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers sought to determine the relationship between anticholinergic drug use and age-related macular degeneration. In age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the light-sensitive cells at the centre of the eye break down over time, fatty deposits build up, and abnormal blood vessel growth occurs, potentially leading
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The use of antibiotics during pregnancy cannot always be avoided. Researchers investigating the impact of antibiotic use on the health of premature infants recently published their findings in the Journal of Pediatrics. Babies born prematurely are extremely vulnerable even in the protective environment provided by neonatal intensive care
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The risks to infants breastfed by women taking psychotropic medications are unclear. In a recent study, researchers investigated the effects of infant exposure to psychotropic medications through breast milk. Depression and anxiety are common conditions during pregnancy and may persist after the baby is born. Psychotropic medications including
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 1] A recent review in Science has described an alarming rise of resistance in anti-fungal drugs used for plant, animal, and human applications. Fungal pathogens can have devastating effects on our agriculture, animal husbandry, and global health. Globally, fungal pathogens lead to wastage of about 20% of crop-yields before harvest and
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in the BMJ shows that electronic medical health systems must be used appropriately and with caution. Electronic medical health systems have been used in clinical health practices quite frequently. While their advantages include condensing data, enabling data sharing between health practitioners, and improving patient
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A large UK study compared the effectiveness of self-monitoring blood pressure with clinic monitoring for adjusting treatment to control high blood pressure. High blood pressure is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Antihypertensive drugs are used to lower blood pressure and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. However, tailoring
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3] Autism spectrum disorder is in part caused by genetics. Researchers have confirmed a new way it is inherited in autistic children. Autism spectrum disorder is a mental development disorder that impairs social interaction and communication skills. It is currently the most prevalent developmental disorder in Canada with about
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 4] Sleeping pills are commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. A recent study investigated if non-benzodiazepine sleeping pills increase the risk of falls and fractures in adults. Insomnia, or difficulty sleeping, can have a negative effect on an individual’s quality of life. Doctors commonly prescribe hypnotic drugs, commonly known as
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology investigated the association between physical activity and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It affects the motor system, limits movement, and causes rigidity and postural instability. The
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] A recent study suggests that for some infections, short-course oral antibiotics work just as well as long course antibiotics for infections. Antibiotic resistance is on the rise. Bacterial microorganisms have begun to recognise the methods by which antibiotics act in order to kill them. When these resistant bacteria multiply,
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